AFDO Educational Conference presentations

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Virtual Event

General Sessions

12:00PM – 12:30PM ET

 Coffee Talk / Networking


  • Dionne Crawford, Manager of U.S. Restaurant Food Safety, McDonald’s Corporation
  • Tara Paster Cammarata, President/CEO, Paster Training, Inc.

12:30PM – 12:45PM ET

Announcements & Awards


  • Mark Sestak, AFDO President and Deputy Director, Division of Food, Milk, & Lodging,  Alabama Department of Public Health

12:45PM – 1:05PM ET

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Update on Food Policy & Response


1:05PM – 1:25PM ET

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Foodborne Illness Initiatives


1:25PM – 1:45PM ET

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Initiatives


  • Sandra Eskin, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture

1:45PM – 2:30PM ET

 Joint Question and Answer with FDA, CDC and USDA


  • Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Dr. Robert Tauxe, Director Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases, Center for Disease Control
  • Sandra Eskin, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture

2:30pm – 3:00PM ET

Mexico’s roles and responsibilities and the strategies being used to address foodborne illnesses, both within Mexico and that also benefit the United States


3:00pm – 3:30PM ET

Kilpatrick Address

3:30pm – 4:30PM ET

COVID-19 Impacts with Industry & Regulatory Panel


  • Charles Becoat, Deputy Program Director, Office of Human and Animal Foods Operations-East, Office of Regulatory Affairs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • John Burr, Food Safety Program Manager, Oregon Department of Agriculture
  • Sandra Craig, Director, Division of Food and Lead Risk Assessments, South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control
  • Judi Lazaro, Senior Category Director, Food Safety, AIB International
  • Jimena Loveluck, Health Officer, Washtenaw County Health Department
  • Mandy Sedlak, Senior Food Safety and Public Health Manager for EcoSure, an Ecolab Division
  • Randy Treadwell, Manager, Rapid Response & Emergency Management Program, Washington State Department of Agriculture

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7:00PM – 9:30PM ET

AFDO 125th Birthday Bash — A Celebration Benefiting the AFDO Endowment Foundation